Dental Implants are devices used to permanently anchor false teeth (prostheses) to the bone. Typically, they involve the surgical insertion of a titanium implant into the bone, to which a porcelain tooth is attached.
Dental implants may follow on from a series of dental extractions in a planned time frame or take place at a later point. Dental implants are usually only used on healthy and fully-grown jawbones, and benefit from a process called ‘Osseointegration’ whereby the bone of the surrounding jaw grows in and around the implant and combines to create a strong anchor.
Sometimes, dental implants will serve as the foundation of a more complex system of teeth. Rather than simply one implant serving to secure one porcelain tooth, dental implants can be set in place to support a system of gold bars or ball joints that can then be used to hold a denture, or row of false teeth in place.
The technology that is used to produce a modern dental implant has come a long way in recent years, and we are proud at Capital Oral & Facial Surgery to provide a way for our patients to benefit from these advances.
At Capital Oral and Facial surgery we use only the best dental implant systems which have the most evidence and strictest production protocols. We never use cheaper unproven alternatives for your surgery.
What does the surgery involve?
Dental Implant surgery can range from a relatively simple procedure that can be performed under local anaesthetic, through to relatively complex surgery requiring a general anaesthetic. As with dental procedures of any kind, there are a host of variables that will be particular to each patient’s case, and the associated requirements of a procedure will depend greatly on the needs of a particular patient.
At Capital Oral & Facial Surgery, our team are experienced in the range of oral and maxillofacial surgeries and are perfectly equipped to talk you through the details, risks and what to expect through the process of having dental implants put in place.
Our surgeons will discuss the dental implant surgery you require at the time of your consultation and tailor a plan to suit your needs.
What are the risks of surgery?
When looking to address any of the risks or considerations of dental implants, the specialists of Capital Oral & Facial Surgery can help you find answers. A consultation with our surgeons will give you the opportunity to discuss the relative risks and benefits of any proposed procedures. Every procedure has risks and these risks are always balanced against your individual needs and treatment requirements.